Control Systems I with Lab

This certificate course is designed to explore industrial controls with emphasis on position, force, motion, fluid and temperature transducers, and signal transmission and conditioners.

Control Systems I with Lab
Students learn of the concepts behind control system elements and operations without the need of advanced math and theory.

Upon completion of the course students will have a firm understand of process control, analog and digital signal conditioning, thermal, mechanical and optical sensors, final control, discrete-state process control, controller principles, analog controllers, digital control and control loop characteristics.

The laboratory portion of this course elaborates on these subjects with experiments to further explain them.

This course is best suited for students who want to work with measurement, instrumentation, control systems or PLCs. 

Course Objectives
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the following.

1. Describe and discuss the different types of transducers
2. Design and configure circuits for signal conditioning and transmission.
3. Develop the Transfer Functions of higherorder elements
4. Describe the differences between openloop control and closeloop control
5. Discuss the operation of process control systems
6. Define and discuss the difference between process and servo control systems
7. Explain the difference between analog and digital control systems
8. Define supervisory control
9. Explain the purpose analog and digital signal conditioning
10. Design RC low and High pass filters
11. Design analog signal conditioning system
12. Design and apply Wheatstone bridge circuits for signal conditioning purposes.
13. Explain the operations and applications of the different types sensors and transducer

Course includes instructor support, online exams, NI Multisim circuit design suite, textbook and study guide.   

Lab Equipment - NI Multisim Circuit Design Suite

Symptoms in Electronics Circuits with Lab contains 5 assignments with hands-on training experiments using NI's Multisim Circuit Design Suite V13

It provides electronics and electrical engineering students with a complete electronics lab in a computer. Students can design and experiment with circuits in Multisim including assigned textbook circuits, virtual instruments and interactive parts. 

They can then export their completed circuit schematic to Ultiboard and design their own printed circuit board.

From idea to 3D visualization of their own printed circuit board, the Student Design Suite provides students with the essential electronics lab. 

Lab equipment and instructor support are included with tuition. Our instruction staff works directly with you one-on-one to answer your questions and provide you with technical assistance when needed.

Lesson topics
Clock Hours: 135  

Introduction to Process Control
- Controls Systems
Control System Evaluation
Process Control Block Diagrams
Analog and Digital Processing
Sensors Time response

Analog Signal Conditioning
Principles of Analog Signal conditioning
Passive Filters
Operational Amplifier
Operational Amplifier Circuit in Instrumentation
Design Guide Lines

Digital Signal Conditioning
Review Digital Fundamental
Data Acquisition System
Characteristics of Digital Data

Thermal Sensors
Definition of Sensor
Metal Resistance versus Temperature Devices
Other Thermo Sensors

Mechnical Sensors
Displacement, Location, or Position Sensor
Strain Sensor
Motion Sensor
Pressure Sensor
Flow Sensor

Optical Sensor
Fundamental of EM Radiation

Student Evaluation and Grading Method
Each of the lessons concludes with an examination comprising of a multiple-choice test. The lessons examinations are open book.

Each lesson exam is worth a 100% and a student must score a 70% or better to complete the lesson.  The final grade for this course will be the average of all scores above 70%.

A 93% – 100% 
B 83% – 92% 
C 75% – 82%
D 70% – 74%               

What do I get? 

- Certificate upon finishing
- Instructor support & online exams
- Textbook, study guide with 5 assignments
- NI Circuit Design Suite 

Instructor Support & Certificate
Learn from the comfort of your own home and study when it's convenient for you - there are no time limits. Includes instructor support and take your exams online on our e-grade web site.

If you ever need help with your course you can call or e-mail our staff of highly trained instructors for immediate attention or you can join the chat room and ask a question.

Best of all, you’ll earn a professional Certificate of Completion in Introduction to Control Systems suitable for framing when finished.

How do I order the Control Systems I with Lab?

1. You can order online with a Credit Card or PayPal account (simply click the 
'Add to Cart' button).
2. Or you can call us at (800) 243-6446 and ask for course 02-EET471.
3. You can mail a check or money order for $297.95 (includes $22.95 for shipping/handling)

CIE Bookstore
1776 E. 17th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
This course available to residents of the United States, Australia and countries located in North America. Foreign shipping expense will be higher.

Order online or call (800) 243-6446.